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Great Books by Women Authors

Collection of books by women authors based on a list created by New York Public Library's Gwen Glazer in celebration of International Women's Day.


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by Dangarembga, Tsitsi
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"This U.S. edition first published in 1989 by Seal Press"--T.p. verso
Topic: Women
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by Lee, Harper, author
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446 pages ; 18 cm
Topics: Finch, Atticus (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Finch, Scout (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,...
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?; Takekasa, Hifumi
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by Saadawi, Nawal
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Topics: Arabic fiction, Arabic fiction, Arabic fiction
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by Kyung-sook Shin
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California Digital Library
by Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886; Todd, Mabel Loomis, 1856-1932; Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911
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xxxvi, 236 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies, LITERARY CRITICISM -- Women Authors, SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media...
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by Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948- author
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x, 240, [1] pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident (Chornobylʹ, Ukraine : 1986), Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ,...
Source: removedNEL
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by Nwaubani, Adaobi
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402 pages ; 21 cm
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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Adult
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Includes index
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Topics: Feminist theory, Feminism, Sex discrimination against women, Feminisme
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by Morgan, Claire, 1921-
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Topic: Lesbians
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by Julie Otsuka
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Topics: Fiction, Japanese, Mail order brides, History
Source: removedNEL
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by Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965
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142 pages : 21 cm
Topics: African American families -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama, African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago...
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by Ng, Celeste, author
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297 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Daughters -- Death -- Fiction, Drowning -- Fiction, Grief -- Fiction
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by Waters, Sarah, 1966-
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by Okorafor, Nnedi
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90 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: College stories, Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction, Human-alien encounters -- Fiction,...
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by Hochschild, Arlie Russell, 1940-
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xvii, 309 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer Bitterfeld, Dual-career families -- United...
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by Sontag, Susan, 1933-
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Topics: Kingston, Maxine Hong, Chinese Americans
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by Fox, Paula
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First published in 1970 to great acclaim, this novel stands as one of the most dazzling and rigorous examples of the storyteller's craft in postwar American literature--a novel that, according to Irving Howe, ranks with "Billy Budd" and "The Great Gatsby"
Topics: City and town life, Married women, Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction
Source: removedNEL
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by Saidiya Hartman
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by Parks, Suzan-Lori
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"Underdog" in the title appears reversed and upside down on the t.p
Topics: Academic Literacy, Reading Level-Adult
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xvii, 312 p. ; 24 cm
Topics: Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States, Criminal justice,...
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by Walker, Alice, 1944-
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245 p. ; 23 cm
Topics: African American women -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction
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by Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974
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xxxiv, 622 p. ; 21 cm
Topic: American poetry -- 20th century
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by Kingsolver, Barbara
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x, 546 p. ; 25 cm
Topics: Missionaries -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction, Family -- Congo (Democratic Republic) --...
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by Hazzard, Shirley, 1931-
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Topics: Australians, Australians, Sisters
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by Carrington, Leonora, 1917-
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by Bronte˜, Emily, 1818-1848
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ix, 290 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Man-woman relationships -- England -- Yorkshire -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships, Manners and...
California Digital Library
by Eliot, George, 1819-1880
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by Phillis Wheatley
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Topics: Women slaves -- Poetry, African American women -- Poetry
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by Nella Larsen
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Topics: African American women -- Fiction., Racially mixed people -- Fiction., Identity (Psychology) --...
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by Hulme, Keri
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Topic: Maori (New Zealand people)
Source: removedNEL
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by Hall, Radclyffe
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"Third printing, December, 1928."
Topic: Lesbians
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by Roy, Arundhati
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Trad. de: The God of small things
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by Ferrante, Elena, author; Goldstein, Ann, 1949- translator
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The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells...
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Topics: Friendship, Friendship
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
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Topics: African Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Fiction - General, Literary, Fiction / Literary
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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378 p. ; 25 cm
Topics: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction, Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
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by Desai, Anita, 1937-
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183 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Sisters -- Fiction, 18.07 English literature outside Europe and the USA, Sisters, Delhi (India) --...
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by Alvarez, Julia
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
Source: inlibrary
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by Morrison, Toni
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220 Seiten
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by Vicens, Josefina, 1911-
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Translation of: El libro vacío
Topics: Authorship, Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Source: removedNEL
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by Munro, Alice, author
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xii, 620 pages ; 25 cm
Topic: Short stories, Canadian
Source: removedNEL
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by McBride, Eimear, author
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205 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Andrae, A, Englisch, .., Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Brain -- Tumors -- Patients -- Fiction,...
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by Henríquez, Cristina, 1977- author
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Topics: Teenagers -- Fiction, Immigrants -- Fiction, Immigrants, Teenagers
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Follows two teenagers coming of age in the midst of the Bronx drug trade as they experience budding sexuality, teen parenthood, and gang identity in a social examination of the challenges of family life in the face of violence
Topics: Poor, Youth, Youth, Families, Inner cities
California Digital Library
by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
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by Chika Unigwe
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Topics: Fiction, Prostitutes, Female friendship, Africans, Prostitution, Human trafficking victims
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by Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941, author
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299 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : 23 cm
Topics: Transsexuals -- Fiction, Women -- England -- History -- Fiction, Men -- England -- History --...
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by Soueif, Ahdaf
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529 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Domestic fiction, Historical fiction, Egypt, Egypt -- Fiction
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by Karr, Mary
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320 pages : 23 cm
Topics: Karr, Mary -- Homes and haunts -- Texas -- Port Arthur, Karr, Mary -- Childhood and youth, Karr,...
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by Sei Shonagon, b. ca. 967; Morris, Ivan I., ed
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Translation of Makura no soshi
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by Ocampo, Silvina
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xxi, 354 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Ocampo, Silvina -- Translations into English, Ocampo, Silvina, Translations
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by Emecheta, Buchi
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Topic: Motherhood
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by Rif{mllhring}at, Al{macr}ifah; Johnson-Davies, Denys
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"First published by Quartet Books Ltd. 1983 ... first published in this edition in 1987."--t.p. verso
Source: inlibrary
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by Hempel, Amy
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Topic: United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
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by Yoshimoto, Banana, 1964-
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Translation of: Kitchin
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by Lahiri, Jhumpa
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Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives--Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America--until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds
Topics: Brothers, Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Naxalite movement, Large type books
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by Penelope Fitzgerald
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Topics: Novalis, 1772-1801 -- Relations with women -- Fiction, Kühn, Sophie von, 1782-1797 -- Fiction,...
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by Oyeyemi, Helen
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324 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: Novelists -- Fiction, Authorship -- Fiction, Marriage -- Fiction
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by Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
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Originally published: New York : Tanam Press, 1982
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by Valentine, Jean
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viii, 67 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: American poetry -- 20th century, American poetry
Source: removedNEL
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by Saro-Wiwa, Noo, 1976-
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viii, 309 p. : 22 cm
Topics: Saro-Wiwa, Noo, 1976- -- Travel -- Nigeria, Nigeria -- Description and travel
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by Wright, Alexis, 1950-
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Topic: Indigenous peoples
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by Kincaid, Jamaica
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In a haunting novel about marriage and family, a mother and father and their two children, living in a small village in New England, move, in their own minds, between the present, the past and the future
Topics: Marriage, Families, Large type books, Families, Large type books, Marriage
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by Hò, Xuân Hng; Balaban, John, 1943-
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Translated from the original Nôm script
Topic: Vietnamese poetry
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by Daum, Meghan, 1970- author
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244 pages ; 22 cm
Topic: Essays
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by Gappah, Petina, 1971- author
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274 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Memory -- Fiction, Prisoners -- Fiction, Albinos and albinism -- Fiction, Albinos and albinism,...
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by Sappho
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xlv, 206 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: Sappho -- Translations into English, Love poetry, Greek -- Translations into English
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by Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979
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"All the poems in this book originally appeared in the New Yorker."--T.p. verso
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by McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967
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3 p., l., [3]-356 p. 21 cm
Topics: Teenage girls -- Fiction, Suicide victims -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Racism -- Fiction,...
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by Gordimer, Nadine
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Joint winner 1974 Booker prize
Topics: South African fiction (English), Fiction in English, 1900- Texts
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by Shua, Ana Maria
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1 online resource (195 pages)
Topics: Women -- Fiction, Weight loss -- Fiction, FICTION -- General, Weight loss, Women
Source: removedNEL
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338 pages : 25 cm
Topics: Nafisi, Azar, Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951....
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by Kirino, Natsuo, 1951-; Snyder, Stephen, 1957-
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Published in Japanese under the same title by Kodansha Ltd. in 1997
Topic: Yakuza